On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, Adam W. Dace wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> Just thought I'd toss this idea out and see what everyone thinks. I'm
> still relatively new to FreeBSD, and have checked about for a good backup
> solution to backup our network here.
> The only one I've found that I -like- is bru, and I -don't- like the cost.
> dump seems rather old/icky/nasty/doesn't work, tar doesn't do
> error-recovery well (so i've heard) and afio doesn't have a front-end.
> I'm thinking of writing what will hopefully be a small perl program, that
> will use the wonderous features of find and afio to do
> full/incremental/differental backups, hopefully across many machines
> (using ssh if I'm lucky).
> Sys Admins, users, etc...what do you use?
We use amanda to backup our network. It is a client/server
backup/restore system based on dump (old/icky/nasty..but it works). Try
it out, you might like it. You can find it in FreeBSD ports/package. Oh
BTW, there is a kerberos version that does encryption.